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The essays during this booklet examine the advanced and infrequently contradictory relationships among aesthetics and modernity from the past due Enlightenment within the 1790s to the Frankfurt institution within the Sixties and interact with the vintage German culture of socio-cultural and aesthetic thought that extends from Friedrich Schiller to Theodor W. Adorno. whereas modern discussions in aesthetics are frequently ruled by way of summary philosophical methods, this ebook embeds aesthetic idea in broader social and cultural contexts and considers quite a lot of creative practices in literature, drama, song and visible arts. Contributions contain learn on Schiller’s writings and his paintings in terms of ethical sentimentalism, Romantic aesthetics, Friedrich Schlegel, Beethoven, Huizinga and Greenberg; philosophers comparable to Kierkegaard, Benjamin, Heidegger and Adorno; and thematic ways to Darwinism and Naturalism, sleek tragedy, postmodern realism and philosophical anthropology from the eighteenth century to the current day. This ebook relies on papers given at a world symposium held lower than the auspices of the collage of Nottingham on the Institute of German and Romance experiences, London, in September 2009.

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